While visiting family and friends during the holiday, treats and sweets cause both overweight and various health problems. Liv Hospital Gastroenterology Specialist Prof. Dr. Binnur Simsek listed it. He made important warnings about meat consumption, suggesting that a restricted diet should be given and that breakfast should be eaten before eating meat.
Especially people with stomach and intestinal diseases should not consume the sacrificial meat immediately, but after keeping it in the refrigerator for a few days, it should be consumed by cooking, preferably by boiling. Since fatty meats have higher saturated fat and cholesterol content, people with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and hypertension should also prefer lean or low-fat meats during Eid al-Adha. Meat should be consumed in limited quantities and should not be overdone.
Have Breakfast Before Eating Sacrifice Meat!
On the morning of Eid-al-Adha, a light breakfast should be made. Consumption of meat, which is difficult to digest on an empty stomach, can cause indigestion and pain in the stomach.
Beware of Drinks You Consume!
As always, the healthiest drink we will drink is water… It facilitates our digestion and can increase our feeling of fullness. As much as possible, he should avoid drinks containing intense caffeine such as coffee and tea, which are indispensable for holiday treats. If we cannot refuse or give up, we should try to consume light tea and low-caffeine coffee. Drinking ready-made soft drinks, carbonated drinks and soda, -contrary to popular belief-does not facilitate digestion, they are drinks that create salt load and unnecessary sugar source. Drinks that go best with meat and meat dishes are water and ayran.
Avoid Foods Causing Reflux!
In order to prevent reflux, which is common and can cause problems, we should avoid the consumption of foods with lots of additives, fried foods and fatty foods. Because they can cause reflux even in people who have never had reflux complaints or diseases before. Individuals with known reflux disease should continue to use acid-reducing drugs recommended by their doctors.
Don’t Eat Until You’re Full at Treats!
One of the most important holiday treats is traditional sherbet desserts such as baklava, revani, kadayif, tulumba dessert. When meat is added to this, the catering plate is filled with foods that are extremely difficult to digest. As a result of the abundant consumption of these foods, which have a very high carbohydrate and fat content and undoubtedly indispensable for their taste, in every guest, it will result in both serious weight gain and an increase in our reflux and indigestion complaints. For this reason, we should take care that the amount we consume in 4-5 different visits does not exceed one serving.
Focus on Oven and Pot Foods!
Meat and sweets eaten in treats should not cause irregular eating or skipping meals. We should not skip our 3 main meals a day. Our cooking method should be in the form of pot dishes or oven dishes made using the own juice of vegetables and meat and a small amount of oil. We should not prefer frying and grilling.
Turn Holiday Visits into Exercise!
We should keep each visit as long as possible and eat the treats slowly and in moderation. In order to consume at least some of the calories we take, we should prefer walking as much as possible. This small walking exercise also regulates our intestinal system and facilitates our digestion.
What Foods Should You Consume?
glycemic index; effect of carbohydrates on blood sugar. Carbohydrates that mix into the blood faster and raise blood sugar have a high glycemic index. The lower the glycemic index, the longer the food consumed will mix with the blood and raise the sugar level in the blood much more. They do not tire our digestive system too much. For this reason, we should frequently include foods with low glycemic index such as legumes, bulgur, vermicelli, vegetables, milk and yogurt in our main meals.
Pay Attention to After Meal Sleep Pattern!
When we visit during the day and get tired, we may need to go to bed immediately after the meal on the way home. For this reason, we should not go to bed within 2-2.5 hours after dinner, if necessary, we should spend some time in a comfortable chair. Otherwise, night reflux will be inevitable.
Don’t Confuse Indigestion With Heart Disease!
After a fast and heavy meal, it becomes difficult to grind the food in the stomach and gastric emptying slows down. In this case, a feeling of fullness and pressure just behind the chest, squeezing may result in pain or spasm, and it may be mistaken for a heart attack and may lead to emergency polyclinic applications. However, while your complaints caused by indigestion will regress with light exercise, which will be provided with a little walking, a heart-related pain will increase with effort. Therefore, do not immediately panic.
Don’t Ignore Stomach Complaints!
Take care of all your stomach complaints that have not happened before and that have just started and continue, and if it continues, you should definitely consult a gastroenterology specialist.